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About the EBE Film Festival

The EBE Film Festival is a celebration of ground-breaking films which push the limits with their exploration and study of UFOs and related phenomena.

The EBE Film Festival runs throughout the International UFO Congress. The film festival begins on Tuesday, September 8, the day before the conference. This is when all accepted entries are viewed and judged by volunteer judges. Anyone can volunteer to be a judge as long as they plan to view all entries, but one does not have to be a judge to attend all or some of the film screenings. The top 3 films in each category (Long Form and Short Form) will be shown either Thursday or Friday night (September 10 -11, respectively), depending on movie lengths and the time available each evening. The films shown Thursday and Friday night (top 3 from each category as decided by Tuesday’s judging) will also be eligible for the People’s Choice Award, which will be determined during the awards ceremony on Saturday, September 12.

All winners will be announced on Saturday, September 12th during the banquet and EBE Film Awards Ceremony.

The coveted EBE Award Statuettes.

Submit a film

Film submission is closed.


Tuesday, Sept 8th – 9 am to 10 pm: Watch all accepted entries FREE. If you stay for all of one category, you can be an official judge! Short films will be shown first. See film list below. Where: TBA
Thursday (Sept 10) and Friday (Sept 11) – 7:30 pm to 11 pm (estimated): Watch the top three films in each category FREE and open to the public! Where: TBA
Saturday Sept 12 – 7:30 pm to 11 pm (estimated): EBE Film Festival Award Ceremony! Find out who wins! Where:TBA. – Ticket Required

Official Entries in the 2019 EBE Film Festival

These films have made it past the first round of screening and will be part of the judging taking place Tuesday September8th, 2019 at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. The top three in each category will be show Thursday and Friday night during the conference.

2019 Film Festival Winners

Best UFO Feature Film

Extraordinary: The Seeding (J3 Films)

Writer: Jack Roth & Jon Sumple

Producers: Jamie Sernoff, Jon Sumple and Jack Roth

Director: Jon Sumple


Best UFO Short Film

Bob Lazar: Anatomy of a Flying Saucer

Produced, Directed, and Cinematography by Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell


Past Winners

View winners from past EBE Film Festivals.